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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI) - Data Download, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64219.

Item Identification

Title: U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI) - Data Download
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2021-02-02
Publication Date: 2021-01
Abstract:

The U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI) displays high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data for the United States and its territories. The project is a collaborative effort between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This resource is a comprehensive, nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic data, including lidar and IfSAR, and bathymetric data, including NOAA hydrographic surveys, multibeam data, and bathymetric lidar.

This zip file contains the attribute information and footprints about the data sets that are displayed in the Topographic Lidar, Topobathy Shoreline Lidar, IfSAR Data, and Bathymetric Lidar layers in the USIEI viewer. This does not include the elevation data itself. The data are provided in Esri file geodatabase format (gdb) and in the open format of OGC GeoPackage (gpkg). The data is also available via this map service: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/USInteragencyElevationInventory/USIEIv2/MapServer.

The data is updated quarterly. The information provided for each elevation data set includes many attributes such as vertical accuracy, point spacing, and date of collection. A direct link to access the data or information about the contact organization is also available through the inventory. The footprints in this data set are generalized to represent the coverage of the collection. If the exact data coverage is needed, please contact the data provider for an authoritative footprint. The fields in the gdb and gpkg are in four tables. The fields in each table are listed in the Entity Attribute Overview field.

Purpose:

High resolution, high accuracy datasets are often publicly available, but scattered in many places. The USIEI serves as a central index for available topographic and bathymetric data sets, provides information about the data sets, and directs you to further information.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > LIDAR
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category elevation
None bathymetry
None Bathymetry/Topography
None high-accuracy
None high-resolution
None IfSAR
None inventory
None lidar
None multibeam
None topobathy
None topography

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > VIRGIN ISLANDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > AMERICAN SAMOA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > GUAM
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Online Resource
Maintenance Frequency: Quarterly
Maintenance Note:

Updates are done as a collaboration between multiple federal agencies to ensure the information is current.

Data Presentation Form: Zipped Esri File Geodatabase (gdb) and Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) GeoPackage (gpkg)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The fields in the gdb and gpkg are in four tables that are listed below.

nationalelevtioninventory Table

Project_Name - Descriptive name of the project

Data_Type - Type of data: Lidar-Bathy, Lidar-Topo, Lidar-Topobathy, Multibeam, NOAA Hydro Surveys, Other Bathy Surveys

CollectionYear - Fiscal year of collection

ProjectStatus - The completion status of the data

Restrictions - The restrictions, if any, on the use of the data. Government Only, Other, Public, Purchase, Unknown

Horizontal_Datum - Horizontal datum of the data

Horizontal_Accuracy - Horizontal accuracy of the data

Vertical_Datum - Vertical datum of the data

Notes - Any items of interest or additional information not represented by other attributes

Products_Available - The types of data products available

Point_Spacing - The distance between data points. Also may be called Horizontal Resolution or Ground Sample Distance (GSD) or Nominal Pulse Spacing (NPS) of data. Expressed in meters.

Collection_Date - The actual dates of collection of the data

Point_Spacing_Number - The numerical value of the Point Spacing, expressed in cm RMSE.

QL - The quality level assigned to the data set. 1-5 are the quality levels. 7 is bad or unusable data. 8 is bathymetry, 9 is Unknown

InvID - US Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI) identification number

Global ID - The Universally Unique Identifier or GUID assigned to the data set

Owner - The agency responsible for maintaining the record

Meets3DEP - Does the data meet 3DEP requirements? Yes, No, Expected to Meet or Unknown

Reasons3DEP - Reasons wny the data does or does not meet 3DEP requirements

UUID - Universally Unique Identifier

DistributorName - USGS/National Map name and/or source agency name

CoverageArea - 2 letter state/territory abbreviation for the state(s)/territory(ies) the data set covers

LASFormat - The data file format (LAS 1.4, LAS 1.2. or others)

PointClasses - The classifications of the points in the data set

LeafOnOff - Indicates if the data was flown during Leaf Off or Leaf On conditions

InfoContact - Corporate contact about the data set, usually an email address

Contract_Specification - USGS Lidar Base Specification used in the contract to collect the data

Meets_3DEP_LPC - Does the data set meet 3DEP Lidar Point Cloud requirements? Differs from the Meets 3DEP field by looking at only the point cloud

DataLinks Table

InvUUID - The Universally Unique Identifier for a data set.

Link - The link to the data access, metadata, service, or additional resource

LinkLabel - The text to appear in the viewer for the associated link

LinkIDType - The number that identifies the type of link

LinkType Table

LinkTypeID - The number that identifies the type of link

LinkTypeName - The type of link and the field in the viewer to display the link

VertAccBasis Table

BasisID - The number that identifies the source of the vertical accuracy value

Description - The source of the vertical accuracy value

VertAccuracy Table

InvUUID - The Universally Unique Identifier for a data set

VertRMSEcm - The numerical value of the RMSE expressed in centimeters. A value of 9999 indicates that the vertical accuracy is unknown, not applicable, or has not yet been determined.

Description - The numerical value and unit of the vertical accuracy

BasisID - The number that identifies the source of the vertical accuracy

Distribution Liability:

Intended use of this information is not for navigational purposes. Acquire metadata for additional information on each data set and verification of accuracy of inventory content. Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the National Park Service (NPS), the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the NOAA Office for Coastal Management or their partners.

Data Set Credit: NOAA, USGS, FEMA, USDA, USACE, NPS

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1033653
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 1033655
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1033656
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1033654
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1033672
W° Bound: -179
E° Bound: 179
N° Bound: 89
S° Bound: -68.02

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1033671
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2016

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1035154

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Projected
EPSG Code: EPSG:3857
EPSG Name: WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download a zipped Esri file geodatabase (gdb) and/or Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) GeoPackage (gpkg)

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1033679
Start Date: 2021-02-02
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/Elevation/usiei_gdb.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2016 - Present)
File Name: usiei_gdb.zip
Description:

Download the zip file of the current inventory in Esri geodatabase format. Includes database schema information.

File Date/Time: 2021-02-02 00:00:00
File Type: Zip
File Size: 45Mb
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1035155
Start Date: 2021-02-02
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/Elevation/usiei_gpkg.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2016 - Present)
File Name: usiei_gpkg.zip
Description:

Current elevation inventory in OGC geopackage format. Includes database schema information.

File Type: geopackage
File Size: 121Mb
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1033663
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/digitalcoast/inventory/faq.pdf
Name: USIEI FAQs
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This document provides information about how to use the USIEI viewer.

URL 2

CC ID: 1033664
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/inventory
Name: USIEI
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link to the Digital Coast USIEI tool page.

URL 3

CC ID: 1033665
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov
Name: Office for Coastal Management
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link to the Office for Coastal Management home page.

URL 4

CC ID: 1033677
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/USInteragencyElevationInventory/USIEIv2/MapServer
Name: Map service
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The IfSAR and the topographic, topobathy, and bathymetric lidar footprints and attribute information, that are displayed in and downloadable from the US Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI), are accessible via this service.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 1033668
Activity Date/Time: 2021-02-02
Activity Type: Metadata created

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The Esri file geodatabase (gdb) and the OGC GeoPackage (gpkg) files are created by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) to provide USIEI users with the footprints and attribute information for the IfSAR and the topographic, topobathy, and bathymetric lidar that are displayed in the USIEI viewer.

Sources

USIEI elevation inventory

CC ID: 1033680
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA OCM
Publish Date: 2021-02-02
Source Contribution:

Elevation collection information in SQL server relational database.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1033681
Description:

Updates are made quarterly to the USIEI database for IfSAR and the topographic, topobathy, and bathymetric lidar data sets. This update is a collaborative effort between NOAA, USGS, FEMA, NRCS, USACE, USFS, and NPS.

Process Date/Time: 2021-01-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1033682
Description:

The IfSAR and the topographic, topobathy, and bathymetric lidar records are exported to an Esri file geodatabase (gdb) and an OGC GeoPackage (gpkg) and made available for download from the U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI).

Process Date/Time: 2021-01-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Source: USIEI elevation inventory

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI)

Viewer that uses the same source data.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 64219
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64219
Metadata Record Created By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Created: 2021-02-02 16:02+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-02-02
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-02-02
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-02-02